Lake Michigan
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Lake Michigan surf and weather forecast based on Sheboygan-North Point

Today<br>Isolated showers after 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.
WednesdayWednesday<br>A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph.
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday<br>A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a high near 72. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Saturday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Sunday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Memorial Day
Memorial Day<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
02AM-16mph from the E
05AM-14mph from the ESE
11AM-15mph from the SSE
02PM-15mph from the S
05PM-14mph from the S
11PM-9mph from the SSW
02AM-8mph from the SW
05AM-8mph from the WSW
11AM-14mph from the W
02PM-14mph from the W
05PM-11mph from the WNW
11PM-6mph from the N
02AM-7mph from the NNE
05AM-6mph from the NE
11AM-10mph from the ESE
02PM-10mph from the SE
05PM-11mph from the SE
11PM-10mph from the SSW
02AM-9mph from the WSW
05AM-9mph from the WSW
11AM-12mph from the WSW
02PM-12mph from the WSW
05PM-11mph from the W
11PM-7mph from the NNW
02AM-6mph from the NNW
05AM-5mph from the N
11AM-4mph from the ENE
02PM-5mph from the E
05PM-6mph from the SE
11PM-4mph from the SSW
02AM-7mph from the W
05AM-12mph from the N
11AM-14mph from the NNE
02PM-14mph from the NNE
05PM-13mph from the NE
11PM-8mph from the NE
02AM-9mph from the ENE
05AM-11mph from the ESE
11AM-10mph from the SE
02PM-9mph from the ESE
05PM-7mph from the E
11PM-10mph from the E

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Lake Michigan Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate

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